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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  < ongoing (now parkrun Run Director too) Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at

The Gallery : Another Celebration

Recently I have regained contact with one of my primary school friends, Stephanie.  We were having a bit of a catch up and I directed her to my "Old Photos" album on Facebook, where she featured in a couple of the pictures.

She responded by immediately uploading some pictures of her tenth birthday party.
Don't we look just lovely?

1982-ish
(l-r) Frances, me, Tara, Steph, Rachel
(back) Steph's two brothers
Thinking back, this was one of the last birthday parties we were all together.  When we left primary school the following summer, Frances went to one school, myself and Tara when to another and Steph went to a third.  Rachel was a year younger than us so stayed on at primary school for her final year.


Photo Credit: Steph Curtis 
(well, one of her parents really...)
and this is Steph's Blog - go and have a look!

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The Sticky Fingers Gallery prompt this week was "A Celebration" even though we had the exact same prompt back in September.  Tara appears to be getting a little forgetful in her old age...  
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